York Region Transit route 82 'Valleymede'

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82 Valleymede Wc15.JPG
Number of Branches 3
Types of buses used E-Z Rider II/BRT/MAX Wc15.JPG, New Flyer D40LF/R Wc15.JPG, New Flyer XD40 Wc15.JPG, Nova Bus LFS Wc15.JPG
Division Southeast (Richmond Hill)
Related routes None

82 Valleymede is a local route operated by YRT in Richmond Hill and Markham, ON.

Basic

Route 82 serves mainly Shirley Dr., Spadina Rd., and Valleymede Dr.

This route has 1 main branch:

  • 82 Elgin Mills Road - Commerce Valley Drive (Weekday rush hours only)

This route serves the Redstone and Bayview Hill communities. It also serves Richmond Green Sports Centre, Rouge Woods Community Centre, Smart!Centres Richmond Hill, Bayview Hill Community Centre, Ed Sackfield Arena, and Beaver Creek Business Park. One trip in the morning and one in the afternoon also serve Richmond Green Secondary School and Richmond Green Library. One trip in the morning also serves Bernard Terminal and Richmond Hill High School. Some trips also serve Richmond Hill GO Station. One trip in the morning and one in the afternoon also serve St. Robert Catholic High School.

Route 82 connects to Viva Pink and Viva Purple at Highway 7. The one trip serving Bernard Terminal and Richmond Hill High School connects to Viva Blue at Yonge/Elgin Mills and Bernard Terminal.

History

The precursor to route 82 was Richmond Hill Transit route 2. It followed almost the same route as today's route 82, but running on Newkirk Rd. to Bernard Terminal, as the area north of Major Mackenzie was not developed yet. When YRT took over operations from Richmond Hill Transit, it renumbered route 2 into route 82. The same routing was used after amalgamation.

In 2004, a general rerouting in the Richmond Hill area brought around major changes to this route. Service on Newkirk Rd. ended, being replaced by a modified route 86. Route 82 was extended north along Farmstead Rd. and Shirley Dr. to Richmond Green, near Elgin Mills Rd. and Leslie St. Limited service was operated along Farmstead Rd. to Richmond Hill GO Station, having lost that direct connection while operating along Newkirk Rd. Full service was offered to St. Robert Catholic High School. Limited service was operated to Richmond Green Secondary School, meeting bell times until September 2007, when Monday to Saturday service looped at the school.

In September 2011, Saturday service was eliminated due to low ridership.

On April 23, 2012, route 82 was heavily revised. The northern end of the route was truncated to ending at Elgin Mills/Redstone, looping via Shirley, Elgin Mills, and Redstone to head back south. Trips only serve Richmond Green to meet bell times. The southern end of the route was truncated to ending at Commerce Valley/Leslie at all times, with service extended to St. Robert only during bell times. Service was also modified to use Minthorn Blvd. instead of Highway 7 to minimize delays from rapidway construction.

Route 82 was declared fully accessible in December 2012.

Weekday midday service was discontinued on route 82 on July 2, 2013. Also, the route name was changed from "Valleymede-Spadina" to "Valleymede", although destination signs have shown "Valleymede" for a long time.

Vehicles

Route 82 sees a mix of 30ft service provided by E-Z Rider II/BRT/MAX and 40ft service provided by New Flyer D40LF/D40LFR, New Flyer XD40, and Nova Bus LFS Wc15.JPG.

Major Stops

Summary

Branch Weekdays Saturday Sunday
AM Peak Midday PM Peak Early Evening Late Evening Early AM Day Evening Early AM Day Evening
82 Variable Not operated. Variable Not operated.
Schedule is timed to connect with the GO Train at Richmond Hill GO Station.

Route Maps

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Properties
Divisions BRT (TOK Transit) - North (TOK Transit) - Southeast (Miller) - Southwest (Transdev)
Terminals Bernard - Canada's Wonderland - Cornell - Finch - Highway 407 Station - Markham-Stouffville Hospital - Newmarket - Pioneer Village - Promenade - Richmond Hill Centre - SmartCentres Place - Vaughan Mills - York University
Hubs 404 Town Centre - Davis Drive & Hwy 404 Park & Ride - Don Mills Station - Humber College - Islington Loop - Markville Mall - Seneca College King Campus - Sheppard West Station
Bus Stops 1000-1999, 2000-2999, 3000-3999, 4000-4999, 5000-5999, 6000-6999, 7000-7999, 8000-9999 - Family Of Services
Routes
Regular 1 2 3 4/4A 5 7 8 9 10 12 13 14 15 16 18 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 28 31 32 33/33A 40 41 42 44 45 50/50B 51 52 54 55/55B 56 57/57A 58 77/77A 80 81 82 83/83A 84 85/85C 86 87 88 90/90B 91/91A/91B/91E 96 98/98E 99 105 107/107B 165/165F 760
TTC-operated 17A 68B 102D 129A 160
Shuttles 201 202 203 204 222 240 241 243
Express 300 301 302 303 304
Dial-a-ride/On-Demand only 61 - Blue Willow - Holland Landing - Mapleglen - North - Sutton-Pefferlaw
School Specials 400 401 402 405 406 410 411 412 413 415 418 420 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 440 441 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 451 452 460 461 462 463 464 465 466
Community Bus 520/521 522 589/590
Viva Blue/Blue A - Purple - Pink - Orange - Green - Yellow - Silver
Discontinued 2A 6 9 11 15 18 24D 25D 27 33 34 35D 37D 53 59 66 69 80 81 87 88E 107F 200 203 210 215 220 220/221 222 223/223A 224B 224C/224D 225 242 244 260 318/319 320 340 360 401 402 404 405 408 409 410 414 416 421 422 440 442 443 466 560 561 800 Business Shuttle Markham Fair
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